How a bulletin board full of TRASH can help empower and motivate beginning readers! #teaching #reading #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #ThatFunReadingTeacher
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for kids to be motivated to write! Think back to when you were a kid. When did you pull out pencil and paper on your own initiative to write a letter? This is one of those ‘teachable moments’ – grab the enthusiasm while the getting’s good!
A number of teacher bloggers have linked our wide variety of Remembrance Day lessons! I am honoured to be a part of this group, and highly recommend that you check out their blog posts! Remembrance Day or Veterans Day is on November 11th. Last year, I wrote about Remembrance Day stories for young children that helps them understand the history and stories Read More…
It’s nearly Halloween, and if you teach beginning readers and writers, kindergarten or first grade, I’ve got some fun Halloween, no-prep early literacy activities and links to share with you! October 2020: I have just updated the Halloween pages of Fall Read and Write and More – for details, please see the preview on the product Read More…
Thinking about starting a Reading Buddies program in your classroom this year? Here are some tips and tools to get things rolling!
Have you noticed that in the last few weeks of the school year, it gets a bit more challenging to motivate kids write? Summer is an ideal time for making plans and getting kids involved in making lists. Enjoy this storybook lesson and two #WritingForRealPurposes freebies!
Are your students motivated to really think about what they are reading? Sometimes laughter is just what kids need to make the efforts they put into reading worthwhile!
When children learn to write, many struggle with moving beyond attempting the first letter of a word, or copying something down. While more confident students will ‘stretch out the word’, others need a more visual, concrete strategy. It wasn’t until I was teaching (and being trained in) Reading Recovery that I learned to teach students about Read More…
That Fun Reading Teacher’s top three story choices for Remembrance Day, and a video link to Linus reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’.
What are Sight Words, Dolch words and high frequency words? | #sightwords #earlylearning #earlyliteracy #teaching #ThatFunReadingTeacher